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Russia says 10,500 people have left eastern Aleppo in last 24 hours

He said the Russian and Syrian air forces had not operated over the city since October 18. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Moscow, Russia Dec 09, 2016, 02.07 PM (IST)

 As many as 10,500 people have left eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours, Russian Defence Ministry official Sergei Rudskoi said on Friday.

In comments broadcast on state television, Rudskoi said the Syrian army had taken 93 per cent of Aleppo and freed 52 blocks from opposition fighters. He said the Russian and Syrian air forces had not operated over the city since October 18.

(Reuters)

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